There's a reason the word slander and the term half truth exists and one must be careful with what one reads on the Internet. I came across "user review" on the Netflix online dvd rental service, and on just about all of the Fulton Sheen dvds a single poster had reviewed all of Sheen's videos by pasting the same review which claimed:
- "Sheen was popular in the 50's but then fell off the scene when it was found that he faked a degree. Also, member of the Masonic Lodge."*
In reality, Bishop Sheen earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and studied at the Louvain in Belgium where he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy. He was also the first American to earn the Agrege en Philosophie in 1925, passing with the highest distinction. His dissertation became a prize-winning book, winning the admiration of G. K. Chesterton, whowrote the forward to Sheen's book: God And Intelligence in Modern Philosophy. in 1925.
Be careful. There are also sites which "prove" that the pope is the anti-christ, and that the Catholic Church is the whore of Babylon.This comes from ignorant and uninformed people who are very quick to spread slander about the Catholic Church and its leaders.